Sending and Receiving E-Mail in Chinese With MyRealBox (Web)

MyRealBox (Web) as Sending E-mail Client:

MyRealBox (Web) cannot send Chinese messages. If you choose Chinese as the input language via the language button/bar, Chinese will appear correctly in the message box. However, the message cannot be read or decoded by the recipient regardless of what e-mail client he/she used.
 
MyRealBox (Web) as Receiving E-mail Client:

MyRealBox can read 8 out of 13 sending formats, including all 3 Outlook formats, all Outlook Express formats except plain/as is, Netscape Mail, and Hotmail with Chinese (but not English) as preferred language. If the message does not appear correctly at first, manually selecting the encoding format from the view/encoding submenu does not help.
Sending E-Mail Client
MyRealBox as Receiving E-Mail Client
Hotmail  

    English as Preferred Language

cannot read

    Chinese as Preferred Language

can read

Netscape Mail 7.0

can read

OperaMail

cannot read

Outlook Express 6.0:  

    HTML/Unicode

can read

    HTML/As Is

can read

    Plain/Unicode

can read

    Plain/As Is

cannot read

Outlook 2002:  

    HTML

can read

    Rich Text

can read

    Plain Text

can read

Outlook Web Access

cannot read

Yahoo Mail

cannot read

Total no. of sending formats correctly decoded by MyRealBox
8

cannot read Message cannot be read or decoded.
can read Message appears correctly as is.
Recommendations:

MyRealBox is not suitable for a user who must write and read Chinese e-mail on a regular basis, and who therefore will want to use such Chinese-compliant software as Outlook Express, Outlook, Hotmail, OperaMail, or Yahoo Mail.

Please email me your comments, suggestions, and corrections.


All contents copyright 2002 Robert Y. Eng. All rights reserved.
With author's permission, republished in CLIEJ.